US 6 / US 99 – Saugus

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Original bridge over the South Fork Santa Clara River. It was built in 1916 and is a thru-girder type. It was replaced with a four lane bridge in 1995. Photo Courtesy - Caltrans
Original bridge over the South Fork Santa Clara River. It was built in 1916 and is a thru-girder type. It was replaced with a four lane bridge in 1995. Photo Courtesy – Caltrans
Northbound view of the old San Fernando Road / Bouquet Canyon Road intersection.
Northbound view of the old San Fernando Road / Bouquet Canyon Road intersection.
South Fork Santa Clara River during the 1983 floods. Note the washout at the east abutment.
South Fork Santa Clara River during the 1983 floods. Note the washout at the east abutment.
Southbound view of the old configuration at San Fernando Road.
Southbound view of the old configuration at San Fernando Road.
Saugus with a two lane road in 1993. Taken in front of the Saugus Cafe. Photo Courtesy - Caltrans
Saugus with a two lane road in 1993. Taken in front of the Saugus Cafe. Photo Courtesy – Caltrans
Map of Saugus from 1938. The red road leading north from Saugus is Bouquet Canyon Road. US 99 followed the road to the west along the railroad tracks.
Map of Saugus from 1938. The red road leading north from Saugus is Bouquet Canyon Road. US 99 followed the road to the west along the railroad tracks.

Saugus was founded in 1888 when the Southern Pacific Railroad built a line out to Ventura. It joined with the mainline here. One part of the original Saugus still remains, Saugus Cafe.

saugus_cafeIn 1938, after using this alignment for about a year, this section of US 6 was bypassed. It was rerouted onto Sierra Highway. US 99 used this alignment from 1926-1930. US 99 followed Magic Mountain Parkway to its post-1930 alignment at The Old Road. All of the bridges that remained along this alignment, except the Newhall Creek Bridge, dated to that era. Sadly, all those old bridges are now gone.

Go East on US 6 to Solemint / Mojave

Go North on US 99 via pre-1930 alignment to Saugus Junction

Go West on US 6 (1926-1930 US 99 South) to Newhall

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